It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.” Is it ever acceptable? There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.
When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?
We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels. We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick: they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.
Despite widespread misperceptions, every province already provides prescription drug coverage to help Canadians—particularly seniors and lower-income Canadians—pay for pharmaceuticals, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Would you vote for a party list without candidates? Of course, you wouldn't, and neither would anybody else.
To the Editor:
The dust seems to have settled finally on the new Ontario Government’s heavy handed intrusion into the democratic process of Toronto’s current civic elections. Now it should be very clear to all Canadians that under Canada’s Constitution civic government does not exist except at the whim of the Provinces.
News that Environment and Climate Change Canada is considering “priority threat management” to assess endangered species is troubling. The method is often used to inform a “triage” approach in which some species are abandoned to focus resources on others ranked higher priority.
“Today’s announcement by LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada. I like that sentence so much I’m going to say it again – the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October 2, 2018